Trends and developments: The circular economy

What will we eat in 2050? Can we make our food production more sustainable? Who is going to pay for the transition to a circular economy? Is it the responsibility of the government, of the industry, or of the consumer? P..

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Red Seaweed Promise launched

15 February 2019

To help ensure a long-term sustainable red seaweed supply chain, Cargill has launched the Red Seaweed Promise™. The program is specifically designed to address key sustainability challenges for the harvesting and cultiva...

Act stronger as a meat chain

07 February 2019

Economic and social challenges for the Dutch meat sector can only be tackled effectively through stronger chain links. Following in the footsteps of the veal sector, the pig sector will also set up a new chain organisati...

"Circular business practices are possible"

04 February 2019

"After the initial growth phase, it is time that the circular economy grows up and is rolled out on a larger scale”, says Jan Jonker, Professor in Sustainable Entrepreneurship. "We are on a train but have to work hard to...

Ignoring is no longer an option

04 February 2019

When you start talking about sustainability, you already know the outcome: a heated discussion! It will soon be all about 'the things we shouldn't be doing any more'. Eating meat on a daily basis, flying to a far-away de...

The courage to choose

04 February 2019

The VAT on food products has been increased from 6 to 9%. The result is that, more or less everywhere, products in supermarkets have become 3% more expensive. But more costs are rising. Think about the personnel costs wh...

Look before you jump!

04 February 2019

More and more people say that they care about products being sustainable, animal-friendly, and environmentally friendly. Companies and manufacturers use quality labels to show their customers that they meet this demand. ...

Johma innovates with Nanotechology

04 February 2019

110 stainless steel funnels and 50 standard bins of specialist spreads manufacturer Johma 'from Twente' now have an RSS Ceramic Nano-coating. Thanks to this coating, the waste of spreads left behind in the funnels has be...

A visit to Prins and Dingemanse

04 February 2019

How to reach the new generation who would sooner prefer sushi over shellfish? How can you become more successful worldwide? How do you continuously build on your brand recognition? These questions have one answer in comm...

Sustainable preservation of mankind

04 February 2019

Sustainability: a wonderful concept, but how to handle it? People, there is so much more going on than just the rise of the sea level. Let’s just spend 254 billion and we no longer have to worry about the CO2 reductio...

Food service channel VersTrade:

04 February 2019

Within a period of just two years, VersTrade has grown into a successful platform. It is the online link between food manufacturers - from small-scale, artisanal products to major brands - and the hospitality branch and ...

Making the rice production more sustainable

04 February 2019

"If Dutch retailers can stimulate rice farmers to apply more climate-friendly methods, the global emission of methane can be reduced by 70%”, says Chris Brown of the international food and agri-business Olam, which provi...

Reducing food waste: The search for solutions

04 February 2019

Food waste. There are plenty of initiatives to prevent it but, in practice, it is easier said than done. The objective of the foundation 'Samen Tegen Voedselverspilling' (Fighting Food Waste Together) is to reduce food w...

Animal welfare and/or sustainability

04 February 2019

Storteboom Fresh in Putten, part of the British 2 Sisters Food Group, is the most animal-friendly poultry slaughterhouse in the Netherlands*. But do they apply sustainable practices as well? General Manager Harm Laros te...

First harvest 'lettuce on water'

01 February 2019

As a grower of lettuce, how do you manage the unstable Dutch climate? How do you ensure that less manure or fertiliser ends up in surface water and how do you limit the use of pesticides? By: growing lettuce on water. Th...

New top 10 food certifications

30 January 2019

Today, new sustainability logos for food are constantly being introduced to the market, according to the new assessment by Milieu Centraal. There are no less than 100 labels, 10 of which are for food. Milieu Centraal adv...